Kendall Jenner shows how the trendy “Pamela Anderson Messy Bun” can also work in everyday life

Higher, fuller and still more, just like in the 90s? Not necessarily suitable for everyday wear in 2023! But it can be done differently, as this variation of the iconic "Pamela Anderson Messy Bun" proves.

Kendall Jenner inspires us again and again to new hairstyles - most recently with her "Modern Half-up-Bun", the most beautiful bun variant for everyday life. But that even a supermodel like Kendall Jenner can still have role models in terms of hairstyling, now shows the latest hairstyle of the model. There are clear parallels to Pamela Anderson's famous updo on the top of her head. 

For all those to whom this means nothing at all: Pamela Anderson became famous in the 90s as a nude model and with the series "Baywatch" - and is currently experiencing not only because of her Netflix documentary "Pamela. A Love Story," she is currently enjoying a steep comeback. This is reflected, among other things, in the fact that suddenly everything Pamela Anderson has ever worn has achieved iconic status and is being copied directly. 

This is what the "Pamela Anderson Messy Bun" looks like on Kendall Jenner

However, it quickly becomes clear that Kendall Jenner's new hairstyle is a more subtle version of the "Pamela Anderson Updo". Kendall's look doesn't scream 90s at first glance, but rather beams the look into today. She has adapted the bun so that it is not only wearable on the red carpet, but even in everyday life, for example, in the office or when going out. 

This is mainly due to the fact that Kendall Jenner's bun also sits on the top of her head, but hair stylist Jen Atkins has made it much neater than Pamela Anderson's original messy version. Only a few strands plucked out provide a casual touch. 

Pretty sure Kendall Jenner didn't use a thong to secure the chignon either (as Pamela Anderson recently revealed, she always wore a thong in her hair). In addition, Jen Atkins relies on other elements in the styling, which "break down" the "Pamela Anderson" look. Above all, the accurately drawn middle parting brings order into the chaos. The same goes for the fact that Kendall Jenner doesn't wear fringed zigzag bangs (which doesn't mean you can't recreate the look with bangs in a contemporary way, as you'll read in a moment). 

Here's how to recreate Kendall Jenner's look

To recreate Kendall Jenner's look, you should follow these steps: 

  • Part your hair at the top of your head and pull a straight middle parting with the handle comb. 
  • Then, tie a high ponytail at the top of your head. 
  • Divide the ponytail into several strands, about three centimeters wide. 
  • Now place the individual strands in a circle around the hair elastic and secure them in a snail shape with hair clips until all the strands have been processed. 
  • Pluck out a few strands at the sides. 

Wearing bangs? For shorter ponies or fringe ponies, simply part your hair right after the bangs and then proceed exactly the same as without bangs.